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Articles from October 2017

AFM: Arsenal Boards Sales Rights to 'Memoirs of A Virgin Whore' (Exclusive)
Erotic thriller to shoot in March 2018.Yarek Danielak’s Los Angeles and London-based Arsenal Pictures is AFM-bound this week with worldwide rights to Memoirs Of A Virgin Whore from Blueshore Films.The $5m erotic thriller will shoot in Savannah, Georgia,...
AFM: Dionne Warwick Biopic among Saboteur Line-Up (Exclusive)
Slate includes Jim Caviezel in Jack London adventure.President of distribution Mark Lindsay of New York-based Saboteur Media heads to the market this week with a roster of new sales titles led by Mario Van Peebles directing Dionne: The Dionne Warwick...
AFM: Film Mode Acquires World Rights to 'Occupation' (Exclusive)
Sales to launch this week.Clay Epstein’s Film Mode has acquired worldwide rights to SparkeFilms’ sci-fi action film Occupation and will launch sales in Santa Monica this week.Luke Sparke (Red Billabong) wrote and directed the sci-fi, which features effects...
AFM Host Industry Experts at Conferences, Roundtables, and Workshops
Alison Thompson, Adrian Alperovich, Kiska Higgs among participants.AFM top brass have announced the line-up of speakers for the conferences, roundtables, and workshops set to take place from November 1-8.The week-long market will include a two-part finance...
China Box Office: 'Blade Runner 2049' Disappoints
Geostorm whips up a storm at the top of the Chinese box office, but Blade Runner 2049 won’t be saved by China.‘Blade Runner 2049’After a couple of robust weeks led by National Day blockbusters, last week’s box office continued to shrink and dropped 12%...
Comment: 'Weinstein Scandal Is a Wake-Up Call for Us All'
“This is a long-overdue correction the industry has desperately needed.”Harvey WeinsteinThe allegations have been shocking and unceasing. The stories have been painful to read. The opprobrium has been furious, righteous and deserved. With the shameful...
Czech Doc Fest Ji.hlava Crowns Winners
The Limits Of Work and Opera About Poland are awarded top prizes.The Limits Of WorkThe 21st Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival came to a close on October 28, with director Apolena Rychlíková winning the audience award and the festival’s...
Dagenham East Film Studio Plans Backed by New Study
Sadiq Khan previously backed plans for new studio.A CGI mock-up of how the facility could look.A newly-published study has backed the proposal for the building of a major film studio in London’s Dagenham East.The proposed studio, which would be the capital’s...
Kevin Spacey Criticised for Response to Child Actor Allegations
”Kevin Spacey has just invented something that has never existed before: a bad time to come out.”Kevin SpaceyKevin Spacey has been criticised for coming out as a gay man in a statement reacting to allegations made against him by actor Anthony Rapp.In...
Kevin Spacey 'Sorry' over 'Sexual Advance' on 14-Year-Old Actor
“If I did behave then as he describes, I owe him the sincerest apology.”Kevin SpaceyKevin Spacey has apologised after he was accused of making sexual advances towards actor Anthony Rapp when he was 14-years-old.The alleged incident took place in 1986,...
Korean Actor Kim Joo-Hyuk Dies in Car Crash
Award-winning actor was star of films such as The Truth Beneath and My Wife Got Married, Kim was 45 years old.Kim Joo-hyukAward-winning Korean actor Kim Joo-hyuk was killed in a car crash this afternoon (Oct. 30) in Seoul. The star of films such as The...
Korean Director Kim Yong-Hwa to Team Up with Stan Lee on 'Prodigal'
The project is a superhero film about “paternal love”.Kim Yong-hwa and Stan LeeKorean director Kim Yong-hwa (Mr. Go, 200 Pounds Beauty) is set to team up with Stan Lee’s production company POW! Entertainment and Luka Productions to produce Prodigal,...
Legendary Entertainment Names Jon Silk Executive Vice-President of Production
Legendary Entertainment expands film division.Legendary Entertainment has announced that it has hired veteran film executive Jon Silk to serve as executive vice-president of production. Silk will join Legendary’s film division alongside Alex Garcia and...
Lupita Nyong’o, Josh Gad Join Zombie Comedy 'Little Monsters'
Protagonist Pictures handles international sales.Lupita Nyong’o and Josh Gad are set to star opposite Australian actor Alexander England in the zombie comedy Little Monsters from Australian writer and director Abe Forsythe. Production began in early...
Max Von Sydow to Receive LAFCA Career Achievement Award
Swedish legend has earned two Oscar nodsThe Los Angeles Film Critics Association (LAFCA) has announced that Swedish legend Max von Sydow will receive this year’s Career Achievement award at the awards dinner on January 13, 2018.“We are thrilled to give...
Netflix Cancels 'House of Cards' amid Kevin Spacey Controversy
Show’s end had been on cards for several months; Netflix, MRC “deeply troubled” by Spacey reports.House Of Cards is officially ending with its forthcoming sixth season.The announced ending of Netflix’s political drama comes less than 24 hours after actor...
Original 'Blade Runner' Producer: '2049' Running Time Is "Criminal"
Michael Deeley, who produced the 1982 original, believes the 162-minute running time harmed the release.Blade Runner 2049Denis Villeneuve’s visually impressive Blade Runner: 2049 has garnered plenty of critical acclaim. However, much like Ridley Scott’s...
PGA Bans Harvey Weinstein for Life
Guild acts after disgraced former mogul resigns membership.The Producers Guild Of America (PGA) has voted “unanimously” on a lifetime ban for disgraced former mogul Harvey Weinstein.The body announced the decision on Monday after voting two weeks ago...
TMP Entertainment Rebrands as Global Road Entertainment
Company comprises IM Global, IM Global Television, Open Road FilmsTang Media Partners Entertainment (TMPE) announced on Monday it has rebranded as Global Road Entertainment.The move comes on the eve of AFM with Rob Friedman installed as chairman and...
UK Box Office: 'Thor: Ragnarok' Scores Biggest Non-Bond October Debut
Disney’s latest Marvel offering posts fourth biggest opening of 2017.‘Thor: Ragnarok’(Note - Dollar conversions are based on today’s rates)UK TOP FIVERanking Film/Distributor Weekend gross Running total1 Thor: Ragnarok (Disney) $16.3m (£12.4m) $16.3m...
Vision Films Acquires Teen Dance Movie 'To the Beat!' (Exclusive)
Vision Films will handle worldwide sales at AFM.Vision Films has acquired teen dance movie To The Beat! for worldwide sales. The film is the directorial debut of actress Jillian Clare.To The Beat! was written and produced by Susan Bernhardt under her...
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